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Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene Announces Chattooga County Photo Contest Winner and Get to Know Chattooga County

June 19, 2021

This week for the "Get to Know Northwest Georgia" series, we’re highlighting Chattooga County!

Winner of the Chattooga County Photo Contest:

Image
Chattooga County Court House

 

DeWayne Treadaway

 

Location of Photograph

City of Summerville, Chattooga County Courthouse

 

From the Photographer

"This picture was taken by myself with my drone of the Chattooga County Courthouse. I love our county and our small-town vibe. I take a lot of pictures that promote our area because I believe Chattooga County is one of the best counties in Georgia!"

 

Get to Know Chattooga County

 

Founded: 1838

 

Population: 24,789

 

Largest City: Summerville

 

County Seat: Summerville

 

County Websitehttps://chattoogacounty.org/

 

Historical Landmarks:

  • The Couey House: "Built in the early 1840’s by Andrew McSelland Couey and his sons, this log house was one of the earliest pioneer homes in Chattooga County. As the land was cleared, the house was constructed of huge logs, which were hoisted into place and carved into half dovetail ends as the house was erected. The house was restored to J.R. Dick Dowdy Park as it was considered to be a significant representative of the craftsmanship and lifestyle of early pioneers in this area of north Georgia." Address: 107 University St, Summerville, GA 30747

 

  • The Historic Summerville Railroad Depot: "The Chattanooga, Rome, and Columbus Railroad was built to Lyerly, Summerville, and Trion in 1889. The depot was constructed at that time. The railroad was merged into the Central of Georgia system in 1901. Sometime later the first depot burned and a second depot was constructed. This depot burned May 4, 1917. The current depot was then constructed and operated as a depot until the fifties. The depot was placed on the National Historic Register of Historical Places in 1992." Address: 119 E. Washington St, Summerville, GA 30747

 

  • Chattooga County Courthouse: "The present day neoclassical revival court house was built in 1909 and designed by Bryan Architectural Firm and constructed by Falls City Construction Co. It is located at the corner of Commerce Street and West Washington Street. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and is still used for court and county records in Chattooga County." Address: 10035 Commerce St, Summerville, GA 30747

To find out more about Chattooga's history check out: https://www.chattoogahistory.org/

 

Things to do in Chattooga County:

  • James H. “Sloppy” Floyd State Park: "The park is nestled in the Chattahoochee National Forest. “Sloppy” Floyd is named in memory of James Floyd, a former state representative from Chattooga County."

 

  • Howard Finster's Paradise Garden: "Paradise Garden is the art environment of famed country preacher turned folk/visionary artist Howard Finster. The Garden was begun in 1961 and continued as the focus of Howard Finster's labor for over 30 years. Howard's painting career, which began in 1976 and resulted in over 46,000 paintings, was born out of his visionary labors in Paradise Garden."

 

 

To find out more to do in Chattooga County check out:

https://summervillega.org/main-street-events/

https://chattoogacounty.org/calendar/

 

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos! Come see the amazing Chattooga County: this list is just scratching the surface of what you can see and do!